Pressure mounts on Red Cross over elderly volunteer axed after gay marriage protest

Nov 15, 2014 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: The Red Cross is coming under growing pressure to reinstate a long-standing volunteer who was dismissed after staging a one-man protest against gay marriage. MPs have tabled a motion in the Commons voicing “deep concern” at the treatment of Bryan Barkley, 71, from West Yorkshire, and urging the charity to reconsider. The Coalition For Marriage (C4M), which led the campaign against the introduction of same-sex marriage in the UK, said it had received almost 50,000...

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Evangelicals are watching Ashers case closely

Nov 13, 2014 by

Letter to the Editor, Belfast News Letter: Now that the Equality Commission have decided at long last to pursue their vendetta against Ashers, it is gratifying to note that they deem it unlawful for Christians to practice their faith. In the warped ideology of the EC, practising and promoting perversion is good, practising Christianity is bad. They have made a ruling purely in pursuit of their own agenda which is to impose same-sex marriage upon Northern Ireland. How can the EC be seen to be...

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Evangelicals and the LGBT Community: What Does the Future Hold?

Nov 13, 2014 by

By Andrew T Walker, Public Discourse: Of the American constituencies said to have an acrimonious relationship, evangelical Christians and the LGBT movement may most embody the entrenchment of divided worldviews. In these two communities, fault lines emerge that reveal conflicting understandings of political authority, social stability, and human fulfillment. In the present cultural moment, we must all honestly acknowledge the moral revolution in public sentiment, which has become increasingly...

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Gay marriage cake row: UK public backs Ashers, says poll

Nov 12, 2014 by

From the Belfast News Letter: A clear majority of people in the rest of the UK oppose the Equality Commission’s legal action against Ashers Bakery, according to a poll by a leading pollster. A YouGov poll of more than 2,000 adults across England, Scotland and Wales found that almost two thirds (65 per cent) of those surveyed objected to the bakery being taken to court for refusing to make a cake with the slogan ‘Support gay marriage’. That figure was even higher than the percentage of people...

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Florist Case Stems from State’s Intolerance

Nov 12, 2014 by

By Tony Perkins, FRC: We were told that same-sex “marriage” was about building homes — not destroying others’. Unfortunately, that’s just another lie from a liberal movement bent on shattering Americans’ freedom, their livelihoods, and now, their property. Like dozens of conservative businesses, the owner of Washington State’s Arlene’s Flowers is finding out exactly how low the Left is willing to sink to demand conformity on marriage. Barronelle Stutzman, who drew the Left’s ire when...

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Petition – support Ashers Baking Co

Nov 11, 2014 by

Can’t you see the Ashers Baking company you are litigating against are suffering religious persecution from you? Northern Ireland equality commission is taking a Christian run bakery to court for its refusal to produce a pro-gay marriage campaign cake. They demanded that Ashers Baking Company offer compensation within seven days, or face litigation. The Ashers say ‘We’re continuing to hold to the stand that we took originally because we believe it’s biblical, we believe it’s what...

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